How is it that a team can get away with so many dives? I mean, really. When Don Cherry calls out fine young Canadian boys, there is a problem. Of course the real problem is that the league lets them get away with it...it's pathetic. I despise both of these teams, so I am neither here nor there with a winner, but I hate to see this diving go on...I know Vancouver does it too, but man it seems like the Sharts (yes that was on purpose) are a diving, embellishing machine... embarrassing to the NHL.
It's no surprise. Thornton is one of the biggest divers in the league and the captain of the team. Leading by example.
People will say that the Abby hit and ensuing 5 minute PP was what lost the Wings the game, but take a look at the PP numbers. Detroit was 0-for-6 on the PP, which included a 5-on-3. Anaheim was 2-for-6, with one being on the 5 minute major. Couple that with the fact that Detroit had 9 giveaways, including a horrendous one by Brunner. The Wings lost this game in the 1st period when they couldn't bury the Ducks as they paraded to the penalty box.